Thursday, 21 February 2013

DIY - ( topshop style )lace trim socks !


 So far this half term has been pretty lame ,  mostly i have been sitting in my bedroom watching back to back episodes of My so called life .But at least i had some spare time to make these cute little DIY lace trim socks .

It has really infuriated me , for some time now , how people are willing to pay a ridiculous £3.50 for a pair of socks similar to these at topshop . where as you can pick up a multi pack of socks from primark or tescos for the same price and even less , then just sew on some lace ! BTW lace and ribbon only cost around 30-60 pence per meter
Plus you do not have to be a sewing goddess to make these socks just a few simple steps...

You will need 
  •  needle and thread 
  • ribbon or lace 
  •  a (new pair )of socks 
  • a jar or something to stretch the sock over  *

  1. measure out how much ribbon/ lace you will need . Just check the measurement around your own foot , the first time i cut the ribbon it was to small . If you wish to have a very neat gather make it only just the same as your foot , and if you would like it to look less even use more than you need .
  2. stitch together the ends of the ribbon ,  to look like the photo  below . OR if using lace  skip this step and line up one end of the lace to the back edge of the sock and make a stitch to place it . 

3.     when the ribbon/lace has been stitched on to the sock, continue the stitches around the rest of the sock edge . 
completed pair

 I hope you enjoyed this post , hopefully it made sense and now you can  make them yourself !


  1. So creative. I would never think to do that myself x

  2. The cutest little DIY! Thanks for sharing! I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & if you like, following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

  3. very creative! stumbled upon your blog, and had to nominate you for the liebster award!! click the link to find out what you have to do! (just a few qns etc) can't wait to see your post!


    X x

    1. Aww thak you soon much , i really appreciate it , i will answer them as soon as i can x